Here’s a fun party idea: project 2001: A Space Odyssey (or Eyes Wide Shut for the more adventurous) on the wall, create a selection of film-inspired cocktails, and play movie-inspired charades.

2001 Space Odyssey TIFF

With the launch of the Canadian premiere of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in Toronto, O&B’s Luma Restaurant has introduced an enticing selection of Kubrick-inspired cocktails to celebrate the legendary film auteur. The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at TIFF offers film fans a look inside the mind and life of one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, whose iconic films include 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, and The Shining.

O&B Luma Cocktail Recipe TIFF

“Kubrick Cocktails” at Luma play on the names of Kubrick’s biggest films and charactors: Lady Lyndon, Full Metal Jack, Monolith, and Eyes Wide Open. The cocktails, which usually cost $12, are only $8 from Monday through Wednesday or when purchased with a ticket to the exhibition or film programme.

For those of us who can’t make it to Toronto to sip on these cocktails, the talented mixologists at O&B’s Luma Restaurant have shared the very yummy recipes for five film-inspired cocktails, perfect to serve during the holidays (or anytime of the year, really).

Full Metal Jack
Full Metal Jack

1 oz Jack Daniel’s whiskey
½ oz Triple Sec
¼ oz Galliano
Garnished with orange zest, thinly peeled

Build the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice and stir approximately 6-8 times. Hold the orange zest over the glass and warm with a flamed match. Gently squeeze to release the oils, which will ignite and flame. Rim the glass with the peel and add to the drink.

A Clockwork Blood Orange
A Clockwork Blood Orange

½ oz Beefeater gin
½ oz Aperol
½ oz Martini Extra Dry
3 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa
Garnished with an orange slice

Build the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice and stir. Top off with Aranciata Rossa and garnish with an orange slice.

Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open

1 oz Olmeca Reposado tequila
½ oz Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz vanilla bean syrup
1 oz espresso
Garnished with espresso beans

Pour the tequila, Baileys, vanilla bean syrup and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with three espresso beans.

Lady Lyndon
Lady Lyndon

1oz Beefeater gin
1oz rose hip syrup
2oz San Pellegrino Limonata
1oz Parés Baltà Cava Brut*
Garnished with an amarena cherry

Pour the gin and rose hip syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Place the amarena cherry in the base of a champagne flute. Strain the gin and rose hip mixture into the glass. Top with Limonata and Cava.

* Could substitute with a similar Cava or white sparkling wine

Monolith
Monolith

1 oz Absolut Berri Açaí vodka
¾ oz black sambuca
¾ oz lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
Garnished with lemon zest, thinly peeled

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Hold the lemon zest over the glass and gently squeeze to release the oils. Rim the glass with the peel and add to the drink.

Vanilla Bean Syrup
Vanilla Bean Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean

In a medium saucepan, combine ingredients together. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

Rose Hip Syrup
Rose Hip Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
½ cup rose hip

In a medium saucepan, combine ingredients together. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

 

The exhibition is on now until January 25, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. For details on tickets and Luma’s special Kubrick cocktail menu, visit oliverbonacini.com.

Photo Credit: Cindy La